This Week on I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding— Bridesmaidzillas and Botox

Bridesmaids, TV & Movies

Each week we'll be chronicling the ups and downs on Bravo's I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. From wedding planner snafus to prenup negotiations and bridesmaidzilla blowouts, tune into our recaps of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star's road to the altar.

With only two weeks until the wedding, NeNe has a lot on her plate. Her wedding venue of choice, a romantic Versailles-style garden, won't be able to be outfitted, tents and all, according to her vision in time. Her fiancé, Gregg, is hesitant about signing a prenup. But worst of all, her bridesmaids are continuing to act like grade-A divas.

Nene Leakes bridesmaid drama

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NeNe's nine bridesmaids (see above)—or as she's previously dubbed them, "Bridesmaidzillas"—are impossible to please. Despite donning customized bridesmaid dresses, fitted to each and every one of their curves, and receiving comped Christian Louboutin nude peep-toe pumps (which cost $1,100 a pop!), the ladies still pile on the complaints. Buying nine pairs of red-soled Louboutins is a hefty price to pay for your 'maids—especially when bridesmaids traditionally pay for their wedding day look, head-to-toe, themselves. Wouldn't an initial necklace, or a more traditional bridesmaid gift like a monogrammed robe served as a better surprise? We understand that NeNe wants her wedding to look a certain way, and maybe her 'maids can't afford a Hollywood-worthy affair, but Loub's are a bit too much in our book. Worse yet, the girls are beyond ungrateful! Marlo claims to hate peep-toes, and calls one of NeNe's other bridesmaids, Pat, "Chuckles" the clown behind her back.

Rather than yell, NeNe finds a more sly way to stick it to her pestering gal pals—literally. Leakes secretly sets up appointments for the girls to get Botox and fillers as payback for all of the headaches they've given her during the planning process (at which point, she not-so-secretly let's them know that they need beautifying). As NeNe reveals, "My idea of payback... 'pinch pinch pinch.'"

Nene Leakes Bridesmaid Botox

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The needles pinch to no avail. At a "Spilling the Tea, tea party," Leakes' favorite ladies manage to spoil something meant to be sophisticated. The plan was to pass the teapot. Then, whomever held the teapot could "spill the tea" about whoever they felt was unjustly throwing them shade so that the group could collectively move on and stop bickering. However, after Pat spills the tea about being called "Chuckles," Diana nabs the pot, and goes on and on about what everyone was doing to her.

Nene Leakes Bridesmaids Spill the Tea Party

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In the end, Diana calls NeNe to talk. She starts by saying that NeNe should shut all of the drama down, but NeNe comes back and says that Diana needs to sit there, take it, try to be a friend, and try to have fun. Although the other girls are also at fault, Diana's poor attitude and uninviting nature is contributing to it and she needs to acknowledge that fact. Kind words end the conversation—for now.

Be sure to check in for our recap next week, after NeNe and Co. travel down to Cancún for her bachelorette party!

—Lauren Frankfort

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